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San Joaquin Valley Public Health Consortium: Report Series

The Central Valley Health Policy Institute (CVHPI) is currently working on a project in collaboration with the San Joaquin Valley Public Health Consortium (SJVPHC) to build capacity and support local health jurisdictions in responding to a changing context and pursuing national accreditation by the Public Health Accreditation Board. CVHPI with epidemiologists from each County will develop a  series of  reports that  investigates five major health outcomes that are prevalent issues the region faces as a whole.

A specific model will be built for each health outcome in relation to a key public policy dimension based on previous research and theoretical frameworks. Across this set of reports, the relationship between the health outcome and the public policy factor will be examined in a standard model for all eight San Joaquin Valley counties.

The overall results and their implications for regional action will be summarized in a regional report, and each health outcome will also be examined in relation to a key policy issue.

About the San Joaquin Valley Public Health Consortium

The San Joaquin Valley Public Health Consortium is a uniquely regional approach to serving the public health needs of the San Joaquin Valley. Members of the Consortium include the Central California County Public Health Directors, Deputy and Assistant Directors, and Health Officers from Fresno, Kern, Kings, Madera, Merced, San Joaquin, Stanislaus, and Tulare counties, and Associate members from regional academic institutions and other organizations.

Mission: Provide leadership for a regional health agenda that addresses the social determinants of health in the San Joaquin Valley.

Vision: Achieve health equity for all residents in the San Joaquin Valley.

Purpose: The Consortium engages in strategic planning, training, action oriented policy development and research to improve the quality and responsiveness of public health programs in the Central California region. The Consortium is a forum for County Public Health Directors, Deputy and Assistant Directors, Health Officers, and invited associate members to explore and exchange ideas and information and to develop strategies for addressing pressing public health issues faced by the counties and the region.